The special correspondent of the Melbourne Daily Telegraph gives the following particulars of the man Sherrett, who was murdered by Byrne on Saturday: —
Hay Standard and Advertiser for Balranald, Wentworth, Maude…(Hay, NSW : 1871 – 1873; 1880 – 1881; 1890 – 1900), Wednesday 7 July 1880, page 6 NED KELLY INTERVIEWED. On Friday morning, by virtue of an order from the Chief Secretary, Mr. Charles Cox, the publican of Jerilderie in whose hotel the prisoners were confined when […]
The following is extracted from the 1881 Royal Commission into the police force, where the newly retired Captain Standish gave an account of his involvement in the Kelly pursuit. The extracts contain information directly relevant to the Glenrowan siege and the police that were placed to protect Aaron Sherritt.
Where did the idea for the novel originate? What makes the story of the Glenrowan siege so compelling?